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Production Artist

Red Line Editorial is looking for a full-time Production Artist to join our staff of print and online publishing professionals.

RLE creates high-quality books for publishers on a variety of subjects. Most of our books are nonfiction titles created for students in grades K–12, but we also work in a number of other genres. We are seeking a Production Artist to fill an essential role on our staff.

Duties will include:
–Book production using established templates and styles
–Book layout using Adobe InDesign with an InCopy workflow, including text formatting and image placement
–Input changes into InDesign files from marked-up PDFs
–Manipulate and color-correct images and graphics using Photoshop and Illustrator
–Create charts, maps, or other graphical elements as assigned
–Work on catalog layouts and create marketing images as requested
–Collaborate with other members of our production team on templates and page turns
–Potentially execute design work on book covers and book series, depending on the candidate

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
–A two-year or four-year degree in graphic design or like field
–One year of experience working on page production projects, particularly multiple-page publications
–Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with different departments, vendors, and clients
–A tremendous attention to every last detail, including the ability to adhere to style and layout guidelines within a template, and maintain consistency across multiple files
–Talent to handle a wide variety of tasks without sacrificing quality
–Ability to meet deadlines
–Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
–Knowledge and experience with CMYK printing process
–Knowledge and experience with color correction/photo aesthetics
–Familiarity with basic edit/proofreader marks
–Strong organizational skills

We offer a competitive starting salary, benefits including a company-paid health insurance plan and 401K for full-time employees, a casual work environment focused on cooperation, and the ability to grow both in your career and with the company.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and layout samples to No phone calls, please.

Location: A mix of remote work and working onsite in our Mendota Heights office

Compensation: mid 30Ks, DOQ, plus benefits. More qualified candidates will also be considered.

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